by Marc-Oliver Frisch July was a very busy month for DC Comics, in terms of new projects. The publisher’s line of mainstream superhero titles was headed by the first issue of crime novelist Brad Meltzer’s Justice League of America and the highly propagated first appearance of the new Batwoman character in the weekly 52. Other […]

Pirates of the Coney Island round-up

Speaking of Rick Spears, he has a new book coming out from Image, Pirates of Coney Island, drawn by Vasilos Lolos, and Newsarama has a little preview up, which looks fierce, free-spirited and ready to take no prisoners. All the issues will have variant covers by Becky Cloonan. There’s also an interview with Spears about […]

Baltimore Comic-con update

More guests! More events! More TUMBLERS! It’s almost time for the Baltimore Comic-con, an always fun sojourn down on the Inner Harbor. While we just received an updated list of show exclusives which you can read after the jump, this year’s Baltimore show will be notable for several things: 1) It marks the debut of […]

Sacco’s almost famous days

Speaking of rock’n’roll and cartooning, LA CityBeat interview Joe Sacco on BUT I LIKE IT, his early account of touring Europe with the pre-grunge punk band The Miracle Workers. Ah, those days, we remember them well… : Cramped conditions in their conveyance notwithstanding, this tale never reaches the depths of misery in his refugee stories, […]

Gassere joins ICv2

ICv2 Newshas brought Anne Gassere on as Managing Editor: ICv2 is proud to announce that Anne Gassere has joined the company as Managing Editor, a new position. In that role, she will manage publishing operations for both the ICv2.com Website and the ICv2 Retailers Guides. Gassere comes to ICv2 from American Girl, where she had […]

Kochalka on tour!

James Kochalka SUPERSTAR! Now you can enjoy the galvanizing songs and tranformagtive experience of see James Kochalka LIVE as he embarks on a mini tour in support of his new CD Spread Your Evil Wings and Fly. “This tour will be acoustic-duo style James Kochalka Superstar… just me and my guitarist Jason X-12,” he tells […]

Holy Sh8T! We lost Pluto!

Red alert! Red Alert! WE HAVE LOST PLUTO. Repeat, one of our planets is gone. PLANET DOWN! FIRE IN THE HOLE!. Call the JLA, mobilize the Avengers…was it Darkseid? GALACTUS? Maybe….THE DEATH STAR. Leading astronomers declared Thursday that Pluto is no longer a planet under historic new guidelines that downsize the solar system from nine […]

DEAD WEST movie prospects

DEAD WEST by the doughty duo of Rick Spears and Rob G. (TEENAGERS FROM MARS) is the latest graphic novel to be headed to the big screen. According to Fangoria, Adam Green (HATCHET) is slated to direct. Stephen L’Heureux is producing under his Solipsist Films banner (currently in preproduction on LOST SOULS director Janusz Kaminski’s […]


We’re big fans of Canadian artist Michael Cho here at Stately Beat Manor, and we just found out that over at his blog he’s posting pages of an upcoming project called GRASSHOPPER. We don’t know what it is or when it’s coming out, but it looks pretty amazing. One of the things I brought to […]